PM Modi leaves for Japan to attend former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe’s funeral

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Japan today evening to attend the state funeral of ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, who was killed on July 8 during an election campaign in Nara city. As per ABP News sources, PM Modi will also make a courtesy call to Abe’s wife Akie Abe to offer condolences.

The Indian PM would also meet separately with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida while in Japan, as per an earlier announcement from the external affairs ministry. Everyone’s eyes would be on PM Modi’s bilateral meeting with PM Fumio Kishida. On July 8, Abe was shot and killed. A private funeral was held four days after he was shot dead.

However, a public tribute of 6,000 guests is scheduled to assemble at Tokyo’s Nippon Budokan Hall which 190 foreign delegates may participate. Prime Minister Modi’s visit would last less than a day as he would leave Japan on September 27 and be back in Delhi after midnight.

While the Japanese government is busy preparing for Shinzo Abe’s state funeral, the Japanese public is enraged as the government of Japan exploits the money of taxpayers. It is said that the longest-serving leader’s funeral cost is around $12 million as there will be reception fees and heavy security for hosting VIPs from around the world.